Ticket quantities per ceremony completely depends on the number of graduates who sign up for that ceremony and space available in the venue.

Students who are graduating in the Events Center and who have registered for Commencement using the Intent to Participate (ITP) form (available on your my.Binghamton portal) are permitted to claim tickets.

EVENTS CENTER CEREMONIES: Claim your tickets here

The deadline to claim tickets was April 19. Quantities available may change after the deadline, however you can still use the link to claim.

DOCTORAL HOODING AND SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CEREMONIES: Tickets will  automatically be sent to your Binghamton email address as early as April 10, 2024, as long as you have an ITP on file. See below for how many tickets you will receive. 


  • Check the notifications at the top of your my.Binghamton dashboard to make sure you filled out the Intent to Participate form.
  • Allow 1 full business day after you filed the Intent to Participate form to claim your tickets.
  • Make sure you selected the same ceremony for ticket claim as the one that is confirmed on top of your my.Binghamton portal.
  • Make sure you are selecting the correct quantity for your ceremony.
  • Your PODS Username is the first part of your binghamton email address (without


For more information including parking, arrival and ceremony details, see Commencement Day Details. DEADLINE TO CLAIM TICKETS IS APRIL 19, 2024.

       CEREMONY: QTY:       DATE:    TIME:       LOCATION:
School of Pharmacy   10 Thurs. May 9 9am Anderson Center
Doctoral Hooding    5 Thurs. May 9 12:30pm Anderson Center
Decker Ceremony   12 Thurs. May 9 4:30pm Events Center
Watson    6/5* Fri. May 10 8:30am Events Center
CCPA   11 Fri. May 10 12:30pm Events Center
SOM    5 Fri. May 10 4:30pm Events Center
Harpur 1    5 Sat. May 11 8:30am Events Center
Harpur 2    5 Sat. May 11 12:30pm Events Center
Harpur 3    5 Sat. May 11 4:30pm Events Center

*Due to limited capacity for the Watson ceremony, if you filed your ITP after April 1, you are only eligble to claim 5 tickets. If you are claiming tickets after the April 19 deadline, you are only eligble to claim 5 tickets.

The timing for all Commencement ceremonies/activities and the number of guest tickets allowed per graduate will depend on the COVID situation as well as the NYS guidelines in place at the time of the event. Guests who are making travel and hotel arrangements are encouraged to make reservations that are refundable. We ask that you remain flexible as we must prioritize safety.


Commencement tickets that Binghamton University provides are completely free of charge for students to claim. The only valid way to claim tickets is through the link provided on this webpage or by the Commencement Office. Tickets acquired through any other avenue will not scan at the door.


Children ages 3 and under who will sit on their guardian's lap do not require a ticket. Children age 4 and above require a ticket.


We are no longer able to distribute extra tickets due to capacity limitations at all ceremonies.


 If your family needs to apply for a visa in order to attend the Commencement ceremony, you as the student can write a letter of invitation. Be sure to include:

  • Your name, the reason for living in the U.S. and current immigration status (likely F-1 or J-1)
  • The names of your family members who wish to visit, an explanation of the purpose of their visit and how long they expect to stay
  • A copy of your I20’s/DS-2019, if you feel comfortable doing so.

If you require confirmation of Commencement dates on University Letterhead, visit the ISSS Forms webpage and find the “Invitation to Graduation” form under “Letters of Support.”

If you still have questions regarding international guests, please contact International Student and Scholar Services at


If family/friends cannot make your ceremony, be sure to have them tune in live. Every ceremony will be live streamed and accessible from the Binghamton University YouTube Channel.